Summary: I spend more time looking for a CPU than any other component when switching from my old AMD board to the intel board. I read a lot of reviews about overclocking and battling heat with the IVY bridge and have had no problems.
Pros: Easy to OC. SOLID performance. Been using this 3 years.
Summary: Overclocks like a beast! Have this thing running on a turbo boost overclock at 4.4ghz at 1.184v. This means the cpu will downclock to 1.6ghz when not under load. The max temp in normal use is 63c, when using prime or IBT the max is 74c. My cooler is an h100i.
Pros: overclocks like a beast. still runs as good today as it did when first bought
Summary: I've had this CPU for a while now. I primarily built this rig for gaming, and it has not disappointed me. For a year or so, I ran it at stock speeds. However, after buying a liquid cooling system, I used the Gigabyte EasyTuner 6 software to Overclock it to 4.2Ghz, and have not had any problems or...
Pros: It still works.
Cons: None that I can think of (or have the knowledge to detect)
Summary: I have tried to overclock this to 4.4-4.5 but for some reason it wouldn't stay. I don't know if this was a chip issue or a motherboard issue but I've been trying to go back to overclocking and just can't seem to find the right configuration
Pros: It's a CPU, it's fast, cool, does what it needs to do. I've gamed and mined with it and it just continues to work.